New Motorola APX XP Remote Microphone for Law Enforcement

Compatible with APX 7000, 6000, 4000, 3000, 1000, SRX 2200

Motorola Solutions introduced a new thin remote speaker microphone designed for law enforcement, transit police, and ems personnel. The new IMPRES XP RSM uses dual microphone noise suppression technology like the XE RSM designed for firefighters. It is expected to start shipping in September.

Two Styles – IP68 Submersible or IP55 with 3.5mm Threaded JackNMN6271, NMN6274 XP RSM

The NMN6271 model has a Delta T submersible IP68 rating allowing it to survive under 2 meters of water for two hours. This microphone can be scrubbed with soap and water if needed.

Or…choose the NMN6274 with a IP55 rating that can handle a heavy rain storm but includes a 3.5mm threaded jack.

Both models include an orange emergency button, volume toggle, and one programmable button.

There are also 2 models on the roadmap for the Motorola XTS 5000, XTS 2500, and XTS 1500 due for release later this year.

Motorola Cancels ASTRO XTS 2500 and XTS 1500 Models

No More XTS Radio Orders After October 31, 2014XTS Model Cancellation

Motorola Solutions has published an intent-to-cancel notice for ASTRO 25 XTS 2500 and XTS 1500 radio models. The last day to order is 10/31/14 and requested ship dates are not permitted after November 30, 2014. No accessories are being cancelled and depot repair support will continue for 5 more years.

Popular APX Platform is the Recommended Replacement for XTS

APX P25 TDMA RadiosThe recommended replacements for the XTS 2500/1500 models include the APX 6000, 4000, and the new 1000 series.The P25 APX 4000 has a rugged XE version available and a new “2 knob” option will be available in the next few months. The APX 1000 also has P25 TDMA capability in a smaller form factor at a lower cost. For the largest selection of accessories please visit our APX online store for batteries, chargers, carrying cases, and audio enhancements.

New Long Range Wireless Speaker Microphone for MOTOTRBO Mobile Radios

Works Up to 100 Meters from Your XPR 4000/5000 Series Base/Mobile

Motorola RLN6544 Wireless RSMMotorola Solutions introduced a new wireless remote speaker-microphone that will allow you to transmit and receive from your MOTOTRBO mobile radio from up to 100 meters away.

The new RSM has a 3.5mm jack for receive-only audio accessories, a bright LED task light, and an 11 hour rechargeable battery. It can also transmit an emergency using the orange button on the top of the microphone.

Now you can use your high power XPR 4000 or XPR 5000 series mobile radio when away from the vehicle or base.

Plug and Play Setup for Existing Vehicle or Base InstallationsWireless Gateway and Corded Mic

Adding to your existing MOTOTRBO radio is easy. You will have to replace your existing mic with the Motorola PMMN4097 corded palm microphone with Bluetooth gateway. The RLN6544 wireless RSM uses touch pair to connect with the gateway and provides an audible announcement to confirm. The third component of the system is a charger. Choose the PMLN6716 12V DC charger with holder for a vehicle or the PMLN7120 AC desktop charger.

Wireless RSM Bundle Kits Available for Mobile or Base UseLong Range Wireless Speaker Mic

The RLN6551 long range wireless kit includes the RSM, gateway microphone and 12V DC charger for a vehicle. Our base bundle includes the RSM, gateway mic, and AC desktop charger. The RLN6552 kit includes the RSM and gateway without a charger.

For more info download the Motorola Long Range Wireless User Manual

The long range wireless solutions are compatible with the Mission Critical Wireless Pod software version R01.05.00 or later. Motorola is working on a model for APX mobiles that will be available next year.

Instant Rebates for Schools Who Order Vertex Standard Radios Until 8/31/14

Vertex School Radio Promo

Save on Select Analog and Digital DMR Radios

From now until 8/31/14, Vertex Standard has announced an instant discount for education market customers only including K-12 districts, colleges, and universities. Save from $10 to $25 per VHF or UHF radio depending on the model. The price reduction is in addition to any existing purchasing contracts including WSCA in Delaware.

Vertex Instant Savings Until 8/16/14 for Schools

Eligible Analog Radios Include VX-450, VX-2100, and VX-2200 Series

Analog education market customers will receive a $10 price reduction at the time of purchase for VX-2100 or VX-2200 mobiles, and VX-451 non-display portables. The VX-454 display radio will be reduced $15 and the VX-459 with full keypad is $20 lower.

Migrate to eVege DMR Digital with Education Market Summer Promotion

The Vertex Standard Instant School Savings Promo includes eVerge digital radios that are backward compatible with older analog communications systems. Digital 2-way radios provide clearer audio, improved coverage, and better battery life. Safety features including emergency, private call, and remote monitor

Save $25 off the popular EVX-539, $20 from the EVX-534, or $15 off EVX-531 radios. The EVX-5300 and EVX-5400 mobile radios will receive an instant $10 per radio savings.

There are no mail-in rebates or minimum purchase requirements. Contact us for a quote by using the form below.

 

Critical Maintenance Release for Verizon Wireless GX440, ES440 Devices

VZW GX440, ES440 Critical Maintenance Warning

Affects Verizon Wireless AirLink® GX440 and ES440 Devices

The AirLink®  GX440 and ES440 for Verizon Wireless are susceptible to a radio module file system corruption issue which is remedied in the latest firmware release. We strongly recommend that all users update ALEOS software  to 4.3.5.010B and MC7750 radio module firmware to 03.05.10.13.

All GX440 and ES440 Verizon SKUs Are Affected

1101413 GX440, VERIZON, ALEOS, AC
1101414 GX440, VERIZON, ALEOS, DC
1101530 GX440, VERIZON, ALEOS, AC; WIFI
1101531 GX440, VERIZON, ALEOS, DC; WIFI
1101729 GX440, VERIZON, ALEOS, DC; I/0
1101816 GX440, VERIZON, ALEOS, AC; I/0
1101728 GX440, VERIZON, ALEOS, AC, ETHERNET
1102024 GX440, VERIZON, ALEOS, DC, ETHERNET
1101996 ES440, VERIZON, ALEOS, AC

GX440 and ES440 Problem Description

The device is unresponsive except for the Power LED which is lit green. When module file system corruption occurs in a GX440 or ES440, the resulting symptoms can vary depending on the ALEOS firmware version running on the device and the severity of the corruption. In most cases the unit is rendered unusable as a gateway.

Observed symptoms include:

  • The device enters a continuous cycle of reboots
  • The device fails to connect to the cellular network
  • The device connects to the LTE network but cannot connect to the EV-DO network

Technical Solution

An Emergency Maintenance Release (EMR) of the MC7750 firmware (version 3.05.10.013) has been approved by Verizon Wireless. This firmware contains the following critical resolutions:

  1. Enhances the file system corruption recovery mechanism to address all corruption cases
  2. Provides a backup of the complete file system ensuring that EV-DO connectivity is restored in the event of a file system corruption
  3. Addresses a function in the module GPS system which aggravates the corruption

Please note that the issue is related to firmware operating on the device, and is not caused or aggravated in any way by Verizon Wireless or their network.

Devices Upgraded with MC7750 3.05.10.09

Devices which have been upgraded to MC7750 v3.05.10.09 from previous versions may experience a partial recovery from file corruption whereby CDMA parameters are not restored. In this case, the device may continue to operate when connected to LTE, but cannot connect to EV-DO.

Recommended Actions

Customers with GX440 and ES440 Verizon devices are very strongly recommended to upgrade their deployments as follows:

  1. Upgrade the device firmware to ALEOS 4.3.5.010B
  2. Upgrade the radio module firmware to 3.05.10.13

Any device that has experienced EFS corruption and has any of the symptoms listed in the Issue Description section above, will require an RMA for a MC7750 module replacement.

Make Your WiFi Device a Satellite Phone With Sat-Fi Hotspot from Globalstar

Introducing Globalstar Sat-Fi Satellite HotspotGlobalstar Sat-Fi Hotspot Now Available At Only $999

Front view of Sat-Fi with WiFi Antenna

Now users who require satellite communications can install an app on their Android, Apple iOS, Mac, or Windows device instead of carrying a separate satellite phone. With the new Globalstar Sat-Fi Hotspot up to 8 users can connect at the same time using standard WiFi with range of  approximately 100 feet.

The Sat-Fi Hotspot is designed for installation on vehicles, marine vessels, and outside fixed locations. An AC power supply,12V DC vehicle adapter, and 14 feet of coax cable with magnetic patch antenna are included.

Powerful Sat-Fi App Now Available for Download

Globalstar Sat-Fi App Screenshots The Globalstar Sat-Fi app is free and uses your existing smartphone contacts providing caller ID. The interface makes it easy to send and receive voice calls, emails, and post to social media. SMS text messaging and a feature called S.O.S. alert capability with GPS location to emergency first responders will be available soon. Sat-Fi supports a single voice call but makes it easy to transfer incoming calls to up to 7 additional connected users. It also will allow sending text messages between those using Sat-Fi.

Sat-Fi is Compatible with Most Globalstar Orbit and Galaxy Service Plans

Sat-Fi must be activated using any of the Orbit monthly plans (except Orbit 10) or the Galaxy annual plans (except Galaxy 120). Globalstar prepaid cards cannot be used at this time.

If you work outside of cellular coverage or need backup for emergency management, the Globalstar Sat-Fi is the next generation product for satellite communications. A limited number are available now for immediate shipment. For additional information, specifications, or to purchase the Sat-Fi visit our online store or use the contact form below.

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Motorola and 3M Peltor Headset Demonstrations at Magnum Electronics on 6/18 4-6pm

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions and their partner supplier, 3M Peltor, recently introduced new radio headsets for high-noise environments.

Peltor LogoCome meet their senior management and corporate specialists at the Magnum Electronics Technology Center on Wednesday, 6/18 from 4-6pm. There will be hands-on demonstrations using APX and MOTOTRBO radios.

#1 Injury Worldwide is Hearing Loss

Harmful Noise Chart dB Examples

If your organization has a hearing conservation program and you use two-way radios, this is a rare opportunity to meet experts in a casual setting who understand current OSHA standards.

Headband headset for APX, XPRThere will be numerous solutions on-hand with different noise-reduction ratings (NRR). Electronic headsets with ambient listening designed for military and SWAT teams, hardhat style, and 3.5mm receive-only for shoulder microphones will be displayed.

New “direct-connect” over-the-head RMN5137, behind-the-head RMN5138, and hardhat mount RMN5139 headsets for APX and XPR 7000/6000 series do not require an adapter.

Location and Details

Our technology “Happy Hour” style event starts at 4:00pm. Refreshments from our neighbor, Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing, will be provided. Fire Chief Buffy Madden from Marydel and owner of First Due BBQ will supply the food.

We look forward to seeing you.

Address: 927 Horsepond Road, Dover, Delaware 302-734-9250

Let us know you are coming on Google+FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, or on the form below.

Motorola Updates 2014 MOTOTRBO Trade-in and Rebate Promotions

New Promos Valid from April 28 – August 22, 2014

MOTOTRBO DMR RadiosMotorola Solutions announced some changes to their perpetual MOTOTRBO DMR trade-in and rebate promotion. There is more incentive to purchase the higher tier XPR/SL 7000 series and it is now time to consider retiring your 5+ year old XPR 6000’s.

We are starting to see older 6000’s needing costly depot repairs. The MOTOTRBO 7000 series are better radios and include a 3 year depot warranty.

Motorola Trade-in Offers Are Based on MOTOTRBO Tier

MOTOTRBO 2014 Trade-in Chart

All trade-in offers are based on purchasing increments of 10 radios. With the exception of the XPR 6000 trade-in offer, mixing products with different trade-in values is allowed as long as the products are ordered in quantities of 10. The trade-in will appear as a credit on your invoice and we must return your old radios to Motorola by 9/27/14.

Qualifying trade-ins include business band two-way radios or push-to-talk (PTT) cellular products. Push-to-Talk (PTT) cell phones must include a PTT and quick talk button. Excluded from this promotion are FRS, GMRS, marine, amateur, avionics, scanners, CB radios, SSB, pagers, repeaters, and cordless phones.

Rebates Available for Buyers Without Trade-in Radios

Motorola MOTOTRBO 2014 Rebate Offers

Rebate claims must be submitted by the end-user before September 27, 2014 at www.motorolapromotion.com. You will need the new radio serial numbers from your invoice. The rebate check is sent to you in about four weeks.

Motorola Commercial Series MOTOTRBO CP200d pricing is available online. For Professional Level XPR models, call us at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.

How Magnum AVL Helps Business Owners with Small Fleets

GPS Fleet Tracking Without a Long Term Contract

Business owners and government agencies with small to mid-size fleets can experience the benefits of GPS vehicle tracking without a long term service contract. Our Magnum AVL Rental Program includes MVP2500 trackers and service plan with automatic updating. Track your vehicles using your desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

GPS Fleet Management Powered by Verizon Wireless

Magnum AVL MVP1000Z fleet trackers utilize the Verizon Wireless CDMA nationwide network. Your vehicles are tracked using our web based software using Google Maps with satellite, traffic, and street views. Email and text alerts are available based on location, speed, or excessive idling. Detailed, comprehensive management reports provide fleet data for up to 6 months.

We offer installation services, telephone support, and free training webinars. If you have a mobile workforce, Magnum AVL will impact your bottom line.

Contact us for a quote using the form below or call us at our Dover, Delaware headquarters at (302) 734-9250 M-F 8-5:00pm EST.

 

 

Globalstar Introduces Prepaid Satellite Phone Cards

Globalstar Prepaid-Card Banner

Personal and Shared Cards Available with 75, 275, and 700 Minutes

Globalstar GSP-1700, GSP-1600, and GSP-2900 satellite phone owners who never activated their devices or let their service plans expire can now purchase personal prepaid cards without a long term contract. This will allow public-safety agencies to use their Globalstar phones for training, storms, and other short term emergency operations. Voice mail and data can be used with the personal cards.

Shared cards of 75, 275, or 700 minutes allow the use of someone else’s activated Globalstar phone to make a prepaid call with separate billing. It makes it easy to share a satellite phone for crews on boats, oil rigs, forestry/mining operations, or remote construction sites.  Voice mail and data are not available with shared cards.

Personal vs Shared Cards  Globalstar Prepaid Cards Have Expanded Home Area

Prepaid cards can be used in North America, Europe, Brazil, and North Africa. Further expansion in South America is expected by this summer. Long distance is included within the home area. Roaming is not allowed with prepaid cards.

Globalstar Prepaid Home Coverage

There is a $50 activation fee when you purchase the card. The minutes must be used before expiration and it is easy to reload your card if you need more time. You can order Globalstar prepaid personal and shared cards online. For more information call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or contact us using the form below.